Friday, February 28, 2014

Ready For War: "Russia Will Never, Ever Give Up Crimea Without a Fight"

Looks like Putin is taking the opportunity to seize Crimea. Just like he did
with South Ossetia, back in 2008.

By Epictetus

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gay activists have met their match with Muslim barbers

A white Christian heterosexual male has the lowest hand in "PC Polker", but
Muslims beat Gays every time in that game.

By Epictetus

51% of Democrats Don't Know Earth Revolves Around Sun

But should you get into an argument with a Liberal / Democrat it won't be
but a minute before they start calling YOU stupid and ignorant at the top
their can bet on it.

By Epictetus

Bus beheader Vince Li granted unsupervised trips

Looks like the Canadians allow their violent crazy people to run loose too.

But hey, he's lucid and perfectly harmless, so long as he keeps taking his

By Epictetus

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ukraine: This Can't Be Good

Good synopsis on what's happening in Ukraine.

"Ukraine is primed for civil war. Russia is primed for building up its
alternative to the European Union, the anti-democratic and Moscow-dominated
Eurasian Union. Ukrainians tend to tilt west toward the EU; Ukraine's ethnic
Russians (about 17% of the population of Ukraine) tilt east toward Moscow.
Ukraine needs a lot of money in aid and loans to bail its economy out. The
EU is militarily weak and with the Obama administration now slashing U.S.
defense forces to a level not seen since the end of World War II (as many of
us warned in 2008 that he wanted to do), Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
declaring the "end of American military dominance" as the administration
ramps up domestic entitlement spending, the West won't be in much of a
position to do anything if events lead to confrontation. Weakness (and the
perception of weakness) begets confrontation. Obama's force cuts could end
up encouraging Putin to act."

"Putin is a nationalist autocrat, and he isn't stupid. If anything, he's
opportunistic. He did not call this military exercise while the Olympics
were still going on and made no aggressive moves while the eyes of the world
were on Sochi. But he is moving now."

See the NYT article for more details. Ukraine is very divided ethnically.
The western Ukraine is full of ethnic Ukrainians who speak Ukrainian and
want to join NATO and the EU. Eastern Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula is
full of ethnic Russians who want to join Russia. There are also many ethnic
Ukrainians in the east who only speak Russian and Muslim Tatars /Tartars
(decedents of the Mongol Golden Horde) living in Crimea who want to stay
with Ukraine.

By Epictetus

Golden Gate Bridge hits milestone in 2013 with 46 suicides

It's Bush's fault.

By Epictetus

The Collapse Of Bitcoin-The Economic Collapse

"Bitcoin is a virtual currency that has no intrinsic value.  The only thing
giving bitcoin value is the faith that people have in it, and now that faith
has been shattered.  This week, the most prominent bitcoin exchange in the
entire world, Mt. Gox, totally collapsed.  At one time, Mt. Gox boasted more
than a million accounts and it accounted for approximately 25 percent of all
global bitcoin trading.  But now the website has been taken down, there are
rumors of catastrophic losses, and many investors are concerned that they
will lose all of their money."

By Epictetus

Four years' jail for Lewis Gill who'll be out in two after he ended vulnerable man's life

Watch the video.

I guess you're not supposed to tell people not to ride their bicycle on the

By Epictetus

Common illicitly homemade submachine guns in Brazil

"Illicitly 'homemade' submachine guns feature very prominently in firearms
seizures by police across South America, Brazil in particular. These weapons
vary in their level of sophistication though a large number appear to be
semi-professionally produced. In a recent study of over 14,488 firearms
seized between 2011 and 2012 in Sao Paulo alone, 48% of submachine guns
analyzed were reportedly homemade. Given the decent quality of many SMG
clones, even that high statistic is probably significantly under reported. "

The ironic thing is that it is easier to make a sub-machine gun like a STEN,
an M3 "Grease-gun", an Uzi or a MAC-10 in a small metal working shop than it
would be to make a semi-automatic handgun, the mechanisms for those
particular firearms being simple in the extreme. The most difficult task
would be making the detachable box magazine, and that task would seem to
have been solved by 3-D printing. Not that the outlaw Brazilian gun-makers,
whose wares are pictured on the blog, seem to have had any difficulty
manufacturing them using  conventional 20th Century era methods.

By Epictetus

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Few Army women want combat jobs

But hey it’s not like they could be involuntarily assigned to the Infantry. I mean, we’re not going to fight anymore…ever. So no need for women to worry about a draft or anything like that either.

By Epictetus

FILTH: Raunchy Displays Greet Young Schoolers at UC Berkely Tour During PrePlanned Event

Some ideas for parlor games at your next birthday party....

By Epictetus

Snow-Mobiler Shoots and Kills Attacking Moose with GLOCK!

You know, if that snowmobiler did not have a gun, that moose would still be
alive today.

By Epictetus

Hagel's budget to reshape forces meets with strong opposition

President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for an "orderly
withdrawal" of American troops from Afghanistan by year's end as chances for
a security agreement between the countries fade."

"Obama spoke with Afghan President Hamid Karzai by phone in the morning, and
the White House signaled that Karzai was still unlikely to sign a bilateral
security deal before he leaves office."

"The deal would give the U.S. a legal basis for keeping troops in
Afghanistan beyond 2014, although fewer than the 33,600 currently stationed
there. As many as 100,000 troops were in the country as recently as 2010."

"With Karzai soon out of power, the decision would be punted to whoever wins
this April's presidential election."

Well, it doesn't really matter what Karzai's successor might decide.
President Obama has already made the decision to pull out of  the 'Stan.
Karzai just handed him a golden bridge to withdraw across. We aren't going
to fight anymore.

By Epictetus

Same Prosecutor Who Let David Gregory Go Is Destroying the Life of a DC Businessman Over an Empty Shotgun Shell

Looks like there is no such thing as equal protection under the law in DC

By Epictetus

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pentagon Set to Slash Military to Pre-World War II Levels

"The proposal calls for the Army to be cut to about 450,000 troops, down
from a peak of 570,000 after the Sept. 11 attacks. Troop levels were already
slated to drop to 480,000 - but now even more are on the chopping block."

"Hagel also wants to eliminate the fleet of A-10 "tank killer" aircraft,
designed in the 1970s to go after targets on the ground. Sen. Kelly Ayotte,
R-N.H., whose husband was an A-10 pilot, has already vowed to fight plans to
retire the plane."

Well it's not like we are ever going to fight again, is it?

By Epictetus

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Winter Olympics Inspire Nation's Youth To Try Sports Their Parents Can't Afford

"WASHINGTON-Inspired by the breathtaking acrobatics and death-defying high
speeds of Winter Olympics events, the nation's youth were reportedly
motivated this week to go out and try sports their parents could never
possibly afford. "Cool, I can't wait to hit the slopes and do that," said
15-year-old Davenport, IA resident Eric Wallace, echoing the sentiment of
young people across the country whose families can't pay for the highly
specialized equipment and clothing, beginner instructions at expensive
training facilities, participation fees, extensive travel, lift tickets, or
inevitable medical bills. "It's going to be amazing when I'm flying across
the snow and flipping around in the air like Shaun White." Though concerned
about shelling out at least $3,000 before their children ever step foot on
snow or ice, the nation's parents were reportedly excited about the money
they would inevitably save when American youths immediately quit the sports
after complaining they were too difficult."

Never fear though... as we learned back in elementary school the best way to
turn any activity into a completely uninteresting and unrewarding chore is
to put an adult in charge of it.

By Epictetus

Baltimore's people of the woods: Inside the hidden homeless camps made of milk crates, wooden doors and tarps on the outskirts of town

Isn't it curious how the American news media has avoided stories about the
homeless for the last five years? Whereas, we were bombarded with news items
about the plight of the homeless during the Bush and Reagan Administrations.

Same with the so called "anti-war" movement. It has disappeared from the
public eye as well since Jan 2009.

By Epictetus

'Smart' Pistol Hits Shelves in California

"The Smart System iP1, a .22-caliber pistol made by the German gun-maker
Armatix GmbH, can only function with an accompanying wristwatch, which is
sold separately, according to an article by Michael Rosenwald of The
Washington Post."

Like they say, a gun is a piece of emergency equipment, so a gun that only
one person can operate is really about as useful as a fire extinguisher or a
defibrillator only one person can operate. Plus experience has taught us
that anything that runs on a battery will probably fail to work just when we
need it the most. Of additional concern is the possibility that the signal
between the control device and the gun itself could be jammed or interfered
with by other wireless devices and/or environmental factors. Furthermore,
will the gun work if you have to fire it with the opposite hand you have the
wristwatch on? What if the wristwatch is torn off your wrist in a struggle?
These are important questions, because gunfights tend to be dynamic and
unpredictable affairs. Consequently people who buy guns for self-defense
want to be assured beyond the shadow of a doubt that they will fire when
they need them to.

The fact that the wristwatch control device is sold separately is rather
telling as well. So will this sell or will it just become another niche
technology like the Magna-trigger system invented in 1975 for Smith and
Wesson, Colt and Ruger double-action police revolvers? Probably the latter.

We know by now that the gun control advocates never bargain in good faith,
so this recent push for "smart gun" technology in California and elsewhere
in the country is merely another ploy to take as many "non-smart" guns as
possible out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.

"Never trust a woman, a district attorney or an automatic pistol."

John Dillinger

By Epictetus

Friday, February 21, 2014

Plan to divide California into 6 states advances

Believe it or not, there are a lot of plans to split up states currently in
the works.

Just a decade ago these proposals would have been considered un-serious, if
not downright crazy. But my how times have changed!

Many of our major cities have become crime-ridden, over-taxed, business un-friendlymoney pits. Businesses and productive citizens are fleeing these cities, leaving Leftists and welfare clients to dominate the political landscape there. The people who live in and rule these cities are "stuck on
stupid"; they are unwilling to do anything to change the ruinous state of affairs. The suburbs and rural areas in the rest of the states are  growing weary of subsidizing the foolish behavior in the cities with their tax money. Not to mention the difference in culture between the cities and suburbs/rural areas on matters such as gun control, education reform and energy production, such that it is impossible to come to any agreement on anything.  We have come to learn that the Leftists are relentless in seeking
to have everything their way both politically and socially. Conservatives in "fly over land" are growing weary of having to constantly fight with nasty, self-righteous and well-funded Leftists over any and all issues. Like Charles Krauthammer said, Conservatives think Liberals are stupid, while
Liberals think Conservatives are evil. Consequently, we have irreconcilable differences between the Leftists in the big cities and Conservatives in the rest of the state, so serious proposals are now being made to split up these states, frequently to separate the major metropolitan region from the rest
of the state. California, New York. Maryland and Colorado are just a few examples of this trend.

As the debt crisis worsens,  we might see more "city states" forming as
major metropolitan areas are cut loose from the rest of the state.

That is, if a severe debt crisis doesn't cause the USA to go a step further
and break up into separate republics.

By Epictetus

Nepal tightens controls of climbers after Everest brawl

Can't get away from the obnoxious tourists anywhere...

"Mount Everest has been climbed by more than 4,000 people since the historic
ascent in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa."

FYI: With all the people trying to climb Mount Everest over the years, it
has also become the world's highest cemetery.

"Many climbers have died on Mount Everest since 1921 and over 200 of them
are still on the mountain. Some are buried in crevasses. Some fell down
remote parts of the mountain. Some are buried in snow and ice. Some lie in
the open. And some sit beside the popular routes up Everest. There is no
firm count of the exact number of climbers that have died on Mount Everest,
but as of 2012 it is about 235 people."

"Most bodies still remain on the mountain even in cases of easy recovery."

"The annual death rate is remarkably unchanged over the history of climbing
on Mount Everest. One death occurs for every ten successful ascents--a
significant number of climbers who reach the summit die on their descent.
Most climbers who die on Everest are generally physically fit and in the
prime of their life between the ages of 30 and 50."

By Epictetus

Is LWRC being bought Colt, then bolting Maryland? Gun control costs state ANOTHER 300 jobs.

"It seems obvious now that this was not an empty threat, but a sincere
promise of things that must be in Maryland insisted upon infringing upon the
constitutional rights if its citizens."

"Maryland's anti-gun Democrat-dominated Legislature and Governor Martin
O'Malley have cost the state another 300+ jobs, on top of the 300 jobs they
lost to Tennessee when Beretta fulfilled its promise to move a planned
expansion of its facilities out of state because of the same short-sighted

And these are good-paying middle-class jobs with 401K's and benefits and
everything that are walking out of the state. But apparently the Democrats
in Maryland don't care.

By Epictetus

USA vs. Canada: Guess the US is keeping the Bieb now

Oh no! We're stuck with him....

By Epictetus

America, the Irrelevant

“It could be that the Ukrainian defense minister doesn't want to know what the US thinks.”
“Or, it could be that he doesn't care. Either way, it's a pretty shocking admission about US irrelevancy during a major crisis.”
Well, isn’t this exactly what the Obama Administration said it wanted: for America to abdicate its leadership position in the world and become just another face in the global crowd? A country that minds its own business and doesn’t poke its nose unbidden into the affairs of others. You know, like Canada.  

Looks like the rest of the world is taking the Obama Administration at its word. And, of course, once you take a position like this you can’t turn it on and off as you please and realistically expect to have any credibility and influence with other countries. Actions speak louder than words, after all.

By Epictetus

Edmonton man arrested with 30 litres of date-rape drug

Watch what you drink in Edmonton.

By Epictetus

5 Things to Know About the Walker Probe

"5. Walker is the most harassed, targeted public official in modern American

When you taking a lot of FLAK, it means you are over the target.

Like Rush says, the Leftists always tell you who they are afraid of by how viciously and relentlessly they attack them. Governor Scott Walker grievously wounded an important cash cow of the Democrat Party: the Public Service Unions. For that reason, the Leftists will never cease in their attempts to destroy him.

"In political conflicts, the goal is not to refute your opponent's argument,
but to wipe him from the face of the earth."


By Epictetus

Media is desperate to censor horrific hate crime torture murder of twelve year old Texas boy

Never mind this need to hear about what happened to Trayvon
Martin instead...over and over again.

By Epictetus

CCTV captures moment Detroit mother opens fire on home invaders with rifle

Watch the video. Note how quickly the teenage home invaders were able to
kick the front door in.

FYI: The rifle used was a Hi-Point Carbine. Sold in 9x19mm, .40 S&W and .45
ACP calibers with a ten round magazine.

By Epictetus

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

China sends top envoy to N.Korea after purge

"China is the North's key ally and protector, providing badly-needed trade
and aid for fear that a collapse of the regime could unleash chaos across
the border and allow the United States to bolster its presence in Asia."

"Yet Pyongyang routinely defies Beijing's calls for calm, restraint and
denuclearisation, pushing ahead with nuclear weapons tests and issuing
apocalyptic threats against the US and South Korea."

By Epictetus

Swisss Air Force "Only Availible During Office Hours"


By Epictetus

Obama calls homosexuality one of our 'fundamental freedoms' in statement slamming Ugandan bill

So it's a basic human right now, eh?

Like they say, within the space of 50 years, smoking in the U.S. Army went
from being mandatory to optional to being prohibited. Likewise homosexuality
went from being prohibited to being optional. What's next?

By Epictetus

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kim Jong-Un warned he could face prosecution for 'crimes against humanity'

The UN is scolding North Korea for human rights violations?! This is
something we haven't seen since North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950.
Since then the UN bureaucracy has become dominated by Leftist fellow
travelers sympathetic to Socialist/Communist regimes, so this criticism of
North Korea for any reason is something new and different. The UN has known
what's been going on in North Korea for decades, so why the sudden
denunciation? What gives? Could it be that the Chinese have lost patience
with their North Korean clients  and are planning a regime change soon? The
UN inquiry could certainly provide the excuse for an intervention.

By Epictetus

Monday, February 17, 2014


"There was much fail in Michael Dunn's actions.  The innocence he claimed
was nowhere near as clear as Zimmerman's, based on his statements at the
scene, and the totality of the evidence.  The cases don't really belong in
the same discussion, and neither has a damn thing to do with Florida's Stand
Your Ground law.  Dunn emerges as, at best, a bad example of stupid behavior
whose only positive legacy will be learning points for more responsible
armed citizens.  Zimmerman remains a whipping boy for the willful ignorance
of those who prefer superficial sensationalism to research into the actual
principles of law and justice."

As usual Massad Ayoob provides much needed objective common sense in
evaluating publicized shooting trials, such as the Dunn and Zimmerman cases.
But the facts don't really matter in  either case, do they? After all, the
Leftists are exploiting them for political advantage and Leftists are not
reticent about spreading untruths when advancing their agenda.

By Epictetus

George Zimmerman says he only needs to answer to God

Zimmerman maintains he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defence and was a
scapegoat for "the government, the President, the attorney general."

By Epictetus

George Zimmerman: 'I'm homeless and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder'

Zimmerman told Calderón that he can no longer lead a normal life and must
wear a bullet-proof vest when he is out in public.

By Epictetus

The Final Three Bullets sunk Dunn's defense in Florida Shooting.

Interesting case.

"Earlier on Saturday, the judge said questions posed by the 12-member jury
indicated they thought Dunn was initially justified in firing the first
seven bullets to defend himself from Davis, but then went too far by
continuing to pull the trigger as the fleeing teens drove off.

"The judge speculated that jurors felt Dunn overstepped the limits of
self-defense law by shooting a final volley of three bullets after he got
out of his car, when the teens no longer represented any kind of threat."

"They may say justifiable use of deadly force was in play to (a) certain
point and then it went away. There was no justification for those last set
of shots," the judge said."

"You may only legally shoot to stop the threat. Anything beyond that, and
you face going to prison for many years to come, as Micheal Dunn has now
discovered the hard way. Those of you who insist on "shooting to kill" at
all costs once the shooting starts because some non-attorney shared their
incorrect "conventional wisdom" are going to be very popular on the prison
dating scene."

Really what the Authorities  mean when they say you may not use "excessive
force" is that you are not allowed to "punish" an assailant for attacking
you. You are only allowed to use the force necessary to stop the attack
again you. Once an assailant has ceased attacking you or ceased posing a
credible threat to you, you have to stop using force too. You may not chase
after the perpetrator  to "teach him a lesson".

Now is this doctrine fair and realistic? No, it frequently is not applied
in a realistic manner, especially in cases involving non-lethal force (as in
a fist fight), since it definitely goes against human nature. Humans
instinctively understand that fear of retribution is what  ultimately makes
people behave themselves, so consequently it is  often hard for people to
restrain themselves and "stop on a dime" when their blood is up. As talk
radio personality Barry Farber used to opine "Wrong-doing tends to invite
over-reaction". Many people will typically be very two-faced about this
issue as well, advising you to exercise unnatural restraint in the face of
extreme provocation, but then going out of their way to punish a perpetrator
when they themselves are the injured party (and then coming up with some
specious  rationalization of why it was Ok for THEM to act that way). People
like that may even sit on a jury deciding someone's fate.

Nevertheless, fair or not,  the Law prohibits "excessive force" in
self-defense; the courts consider it to be a bad thing whenever people are
killed, even violent wrong doers and thus consider the use of lethal force
is be avoided whenever possible. Therefore,  the citizen employing force in
self-defense must remain aware of this in order to avoid prosecution and /or

"Note: The media and their citizens control allies are attempting to make
the same claims about "stand your ground" laws in this case as they did in
the Zimmerman trial. That claim was patently false in both trials. Neither
Zimmerman nor Dunn raised "stand your ground" defenses."

By Epictetus

Student apologizes for emailing pic of Obama kicking a door

"For those not up-to-date on the PC lexicon, "micro-aggression" is the
latest phrase of choice for leftist radicals seeking to blame racism for
common annoyances suffered by people of all races. Minority activists at the
University of Michigan, for example, have insisted that trivial slights,
such as "Having your opinion second-guessed in a group assignment," are
micro-aggressions that betray the campus as a hostile place for students of

Have you been a victim of micro aggression?

By Epictetus

Friday, February 14, 2014

Just how racist is Twitter: Study finds 10,000 slurs a DAY posted on social network

Well duh?....What else is Twitter for but to spread insults and gossip?

By Epictetus

Iran's Outlaws of Love

"Iran, in particular, is one of the Muslim nations that forcefully cracks
down on those who celebrate Valentine's Day. While the actual celebration of
Valentine's Day is not officially illegal in Iran as it is in Saudi Arabia,
Iranian hardliners have certainly gone out of their way to make it difficult
for Iranian citizens to express their romantic feelings out in the open in
general and on Valentine's in particular. Of course, Iran's Valentine's
Day-related bans are cloaked in the language of morality, but the crackdowns
are just one additional way for the authoritarian regime to demonstrate its
power over the citizens and suppress behavior that the Free World would
consider normal."

By Epictetus

How Scott Walker and the conservatives saved Wisconsin. America, take note.

“Not only has he delivered the goods but (this is the best bit) Walker now wants to give those goods back to the voters in the form of a tax break. So the message to America, and the rest of the world, is this: get spending under control, cut business taxes, create a welfare system that encourages people to seek work and you will balance the budget, reduce unemployment and be able to let people keep more of their money. It turns out that conservative economics, applied with determination and care, can work.”

By Epictetus

Boy, 10, steals car, pretends to be a dwarf

Boy... Bill Clinton couldn't have come up with a better explanation. The lad
has a rich future ahead of him as either a con-man or a Politian.

By Epictetus

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Chilling: Why An Underreported, 'Significant Incident of Domestic Terrorism' Might Not Be a Failed Attack at All

More details on the California transformer substation attack.

By Epictetus

2nd US Power Plant was Attacked by Armed Gunman

“A sniper attack in April 2013 that disabled several transformers at a substation near San Jose, CA was “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred,” according to officials, and may have been a rehearsal for a broader wave of attacks designed to plunge the entire country into darkness, according to a report published Tuesday evening on the Wall Street Journal’s website by Rebecca Smith.”

Yeah, this is disturbing. Terrorists could really raise some havoc by attacking transformer substations across the country. They are a soft target and knock just a few out and you could shut down the power for a whole city, for days or even weeks at a time. Especially the big substations that step down the voltage from the high voltage transmission lines that bring in the power from the distant power plants to the lower voltage distribution lines that carry the power to home and businesses in the community.

By Epictetus

Baby giraffe killed at Copenhagen Zoo and fed to the lions

It's good for kids to understand where their giraffe burgers come from.

Also it provides another lesson: avoid becoming "surplus to requirements".

By Epictetus

American lugers' anger at Canadian equal rights video that says their sport has 'always been a little gay'

"We're not gay! We're not gay! Not that there's anything wrong with
that...but we're not gay!"


By Epictetus

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Goodell's gay brother calls Michael Sam an 'instant hero'

Now that a person is regarded as a hero for publicly proclaiming that they
are gay, shouldn't they be required to prove that they are indeed gay?

I mean, we can't have people claiming all kinds of accolades for themselves,
like they were they first person to climb Mount Everest, they won the Medal
of Honor or they are the first gay man to play pro football, without some
kind of proof now, can we?!

By Epictetus

Man Who Lobbied to Outlaw Guns in School Arrested With Gun in School


By Epictetus

The Rock: New Remington Model R51 9mm Handgun

Cool. Remington's latest offering in handguns. It's said to be very
reasonably priced as well, with an MSRP of around $420-$450.

By Epictetus

Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

"Documents from an Ohio National Guard (ONG) training drill conducted last
January reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment
supporters with "anti-government" opinions were portrayed as domestic

By Epictetus

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Key Piece of Information That Even Some Conservative Media Are Missing About This Awesome AR-15 Sure to Drive Gun Opponents Mad

It shows the fallacy of New York's "Safe Act" gun law as well as all so
called "assault gun" bans, past, present and future. Just alter the cosmetic
appearance of the AR-15 and it's in compliance with the law, because
mechanically it's no different from any other semi-automatic rifle fed by a
detachable box magazine that is in compliance.

Of course, the  Safe Act is merely intended to hassle legal gun owners and
scare them into giving up their guns. Governor Cuomo et al believe that
private gun ownership is nothing but a dangerous nuisance and needs to be
curtailed, absent any material effect on violent crime rates.

By Epictetus

Canada's beer fridge at Olympics is the best thing at the Olympics

But you have to be Canadian to open it.

Gotta hand it to the Canadian Government. No one in the USA would have the
guts to set up such an exclusive  "members  only" perquisite for Americans
at the Olympics. But clearly  the Canadians are not afraid to be stingy.

By Epictetus

What a Guy Mailed to Employers Who Turned Him Down

I'm sure that changed their minds and they hired him the very next day.

By Epictetus

NAACP: Bring Photo ID To Protest Photo ID Laws

This is ironic.

But actually it's not unexpected for Leftists to be duplicitous, to say one
thing and do another. They see no contradiction in anything that advances
their ability to seize and hold political power. Voter fraud is merely one
tactic to that end, so of course Leftists oppose voter ID laws.

By Epictetus

Marine Corps Times first casualty in headquarters' war to 'professionalize'

"Marine Corps Times first casualty in headquarters' war to 'professionalize'
"Independent newspaper does not conform to new Marine Corps message, brass

So how does one respond to allegations of undue command influence?

By using undue command influence to silence the allegations.

By Epictetus

Irony - definition and examples - figures of speech

This is ironic.

But actually it's not unexpected for Leftists to be duplicitous, to say one
thing and do another. They see no contradiction in anything that advances
their ability to seize and hold political power. Voter fraud is merely one
tactic to that end, so of course Leftists oppose voter ID laws.

By Epictetus

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Why Russians Aren't Smiling at You in Sochi

The first rule about smiling at Russians is you do not smile at Russians

It’s kind like New Jersey. If you want to make friends with someone there, you have to insult them first. If you act friendly and polite it automatically makes them suspicious.

By Epictetus

Saturday, February 8, 2014

If Immigrants Were Conservative, Obama Wouldn't Want to Give Them Amnesty

Yeah... Boom! A blinding flash of the obvious indeed! Something the
Republican Establishment just refuses to understand.

By Epictetus

Katy Perry: Illuminati Priestess Conducts Witchcraft Ceremony In Front Of The Entire World

"Even if you don't believe in "occult rituals" or "Illuminati symbolism", it
is important to remember that the elite do.  In fact, many of them are
completely obsessed with this stuff.  And they are more than happy to
promote any performer that embraces their world.  That is why we see this
stuff pop up in high profile public performances time after time after

True. As the article discuses, one of the reasons our country is in the
state it is in now is precisely because many of the  "shot callers", the
decision-makers and opinion-shapers,  in our society have come to believe
some pretty preposterous things. It's one of the facts of life that
otherwise smart and talented people can often harbor some pretty strange and
irrational beliefs. However, now they're not only unafraid to tell us all
about them publically, but to act out on them as well.

By Epictetus

28 Signs That The Middle Class Is Heading Toward Extinction

Not to be alarmist or anything, but if it looks like you're getting poorer,
it's because you are.

By Epictetus

President Obama explains to Bob Costas why he didn't attend the Sochi Olympics

I was gonna go to the Olympics before I got high,
I was gonna go visit Sochi, but then I got high,
Now the Russians are all pissed off and I know why ,
...Cause I got high!
...Cause I got high!
...Cause I got high!

By Epictetus

Why Do We Send So Many Stupid, Unqualified People Overseas

Just shows you that our ambassadorships are just political patronage
positions. The ambassador himself doesn't have to know anything, after all.
If there is any "heavy lifting" to be done by the embassy, the career State
Department employees will handle it (or mishandle it, as the case may be).

Unfortunately the appointment of so many political cronies just telegraphs
to the affected countries that we don't take them very seriously.

By Epictetus

Justin Bieber-How He Got Here and Why He Should Be Sent Home

He came in like a wrecking ball… wait… gosh….can you even name one song he sang?

By Epictetus

MILWAUKEE: Police: Art thief among 2 held in violin heist

Get a load of the names of the perps.

By Epictetus

Thursday, February 6, 2014

SOCHI SCENE: Welcome, World! Wait, Where are You?

Looks like the foreign tourists are staying home.

The first thing they needed to do was build an airport at Sochi capable of
handling all the international traffic.

Then the  Russians should have hired Mitt Romney to set up their games. Mitt
even made curling show a profit at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

"Pampered" Journalists Facing Backlash For Tweeting Sochi Hotel Issues

Gosh...Makes you wonder how the Russians would treat someone if they DIDN"T
care about making a good impression with them.

 Well as they say there, "Nechivo", meaning nothing can be done about it,
can't help it.

GI Joe, the world's first action figure, turns 50

“All in that gigantic fighting machine agree in the selection of that one truly heroic figure in the war. He is G.I. Joe...He and his platoon leaders have given us an example of loyalty, devotion to duty, and indomitable courage that will live in our hearts as long as we admire those qualities in men.”

                               Dwight D. Eisenhower
                               General of the Army
                               (Speaking at the end of WWII).

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Scenes from a militarized America: Iowa family 'terrorized'

Yes, what's up with this? More and more, the police are acting like they are
at war with the very communities they are pledged to protect. Even in Iowa

"From the images in the video, you'd think they were looking for an escaped
murderer or a house full of hit men. No, none of that. They were looking for
a few people suspected of credit card fraud. None of the people they were
looking for were inside of the house, nor was any of the stolen property
they were looking for. They did arrest two houseguests of the family on what
the news report says were unrelated charges, one for a probation violation
and one for possession of illegal drugs."

"A couple other points about this story. First, note that the police say
they knocked and announced themselves before the raid. The knock and
announce requirement has a long history in U.S. and English common law. Its
purpose was to give the occupants of a home the opportunity to avoid
property damage and unnecessary violence by giving them time to come to the
door and let the police in peacefully. As you can see from the video, the
knock and announce today is largely a formality. The original purpose is
gone. From the perspective of the people inside, there's really no
difference between this sort of "knock and announce" and a no-knock raid.
(The covering of the officers' faces is also troubling, though also not

"Historically, the other purpose of the knock-and-announce requirement is to
avoid the inevitable tragedy that can result if homeowners mistake raiding
police for criminal intruders. As the requirement has been eroded, allegedly
to protect the safety of police officers, we've seen plenty of tragedy - and
many of those tragedies have been the deaths of police officers. There was
another one just last December. And it almost happened here:"

"Prince's son, Justin Ross, was in the bathroom when police burst in, and he
was carrying a gun that he has the legal right to carry. "I stood up, I drew
my weapon, I started to get myself together to get out the door, I heard
someone in the main room say police. I re-holstered my weapon sat back down
and put my hands in my lap," Ross recalls."

"Ross says he didn't hear the police announcement until after one officer
had already attempted to kick in the door. Had that officer been successful,
there's a good chance that Ross, the police officer, or both would be dead.
The police department would then have inevitably argued that Ross should
have known that they were law enforcement. But you can't simultaneously
argue that these violent, volatile tactics are necessary to take suspects by
surprise and that the same suspects you're taking by surprise should have
known all along that they were being raided by police. Well you can, and
police do, and judges and prosecutors usually support them. But the
arguments don't logically coexist."

FYI : the no knock warrants were originally issued by a courts when the
police could make a credible case for them on the grounds that the suspects
had the capability to easily dispose of the evidence or contraband being
sought  before the police could secure it. Such as flushing crack cocaine
down the toilet. It would appear though, that the tactic has been over-used
and now all arrest or search warrants have morphed into no-knock raids.

Venezuela Goes from Bad to Worse

"With two devaluations of the bolivar currency this year and a third looming
in the horizon, the battered economy of Venezuela is starting to put the
president of the Republic against the wall. Some have nothing to sell;
others simply don't have anything to buy. Indeed, the worst of both worlds."

Shivering can help you stay slim

Turn down the thermostat and lose weight.

The Belarusian Connection

"U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to
check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that
developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website,
raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans
will be compromised."

"The intelligence agencies notified the Department of Health and Human
Services, the agency in charge of the network, about their
concerns last week. Specifically, officials warned that programmers in
Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, were suspected
of inserting malicious code that could be used for cyber attacks, according
to U.S. officials familiar with the concerns."

Oh boy, this is reassuring news.

'This Really Pisses Me Off': Odds Are You'll Love Jerry Seinfeld's Response to BuzzFeed's Racial Question

Yeah! Jerry Seinfeld nailed it. It's actually a blinding flash of the
obvious, but often what is obvious still needs to be pointed out:  PC isn't

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

One of Gov. Christie's Bodyguards Charged With Shoplifting in Pennsylvania

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) - One of Governor Chris Christie's bodyguards has
suspended without pay from the New Jersey State Police, charged with
shoplifting in Berks County, Pa.

A state police spokesman says that William Carvounis, 35, was assigned to
the executive protection unit and  had been on Christie's security detail.

But police in Tilden Township, Pa. - north of Reading and west of Allentown
- say last month the trooper stole nearly $300 in gun supplies and other
merchandise from a Cabela's sporting goods store.

According to the complaint, "During the course of his shopping, (Carvounis)
would place items in his shopping basket.  While walking around and
continuing to shop, he would take various merchandise out of the package and
conceal in his pockets.He would discard the empty packages on shelves
throughout the store."

Security video also caught Carvounis tearing the price tag from a Cabela's
hat, which he wore while trying to leave the store.

When caught, police say, Carvounis invoked his position, asking again and
again for a little professional courtesy - to let him off so he wouldn't
lose his job.

Now that job is in jeopardy as he faces retail theft charges.

A lawyer for Carvounis says his client neither shoplifted nor asked for
special treatment.

Medically-retired Mesa cop collecting worker's comp is an Ironman

She suffered from a bad case of WAS (work avoidance syndrome).

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tax Revenues for Colorado Marijuana Sales Could Go 'Up in Smoke'

"Marijuana is considered an illegal drug by the federal government, and laws
such as the Bank Secrecy Act carry severe penalties for banks. Last week,
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the feds will soon issue regulations
opening banking services to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses."

Doah! This show's what the power of "big government" regulation is all

Peyton Manning throws two interceptions in horrible Super Bowl performance


The Daily Mail's take on the game. Enjoy!

FYI, Rush called it:

"I'm leaning toward the Seahawks here for one reason, only one reason.  I
think it has to do with the defense.  I think the Seattle defense can keep
Peyton Manning off the field.  I think their defense, I've studied it,
folks, I've looked at tape, and the Seattle defense has the ability to
prevent Denver's long drives, time, clock-chewing drive.  Now, whether they
will or not is another thing."

Rush Limbaugh, January 31, 2014

Obama: 'I Don't Think We Need to Fundamentally Transform the Nation'

O'Reilly read Obama a question from a viewer who asked, "Mr. President, why
do you feel it is necessary to fundamentally transform the nation that has
afforded you so much opportunity and success?"

"I don't think we need to fundamentally transform the nation," said Obama.

"But those are your words," explained O'Reilly.

"I think what we have to do is make sure that here in America, if you work
hard, you can get ahead," said Obama.

On October 30, 2008, then-candidate Obama said at a Columbia, Missouri,
campaign event, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the
United States of America."

"If you like your health care plan you'll be able to keep your health care
plan, period. No one will take  it away. No matter what."

President Barack Obama, June 15, 2009

"We will keep this promise to the American people. if you like your
health-care plan , you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period,"

President Barack Obama, June 23, 2009

"If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to
take that away from you.  It hasn't happened yet.  It won't happen in the

President Barack Obama, April 1, 2010

"And I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this
situation, based on assurances they got from me."

President Barack Obama, November 7, 2013

Let's Call a Penalty on the NFL's Anti-Gun Bias

"Tyranny in democratic republics does not proceed in the same way, however.
It ignores the body and goes straight for the soul. The master no longer
says: You will think as I do or die. He says: You are free not to think as I
do. You may keep your life, your property, and everything else. But from
this day forth you shall be as a stranger among us. You will retain your
civic privileges, but they will be of no use to you. For if you seek the
votes of your fellow citizens, they will withhold them, and if you seek only
their esteem, they will feign to refuse even that. You will remain among
men, but you will forfeit your rights to humanity. When you approach your
fellow creatures, they will shun you as one who is impure. And even those
who believe in your innocence will abandon you, lest they, too, be shunned
in turn. Go in peace, I will not take your life, but the life I leave you
with is worse than death." - Alexis de Tocqueville

"In political conflicts, the goal is not to refute your opponent's argument,
but to wipe him from the face of the earth." - Lenin

"In other words, it's okay for a couple of hack politicians to peddle
anti-Second Amendment nonsense, but the NFL is barring a company from airing
an ad designed to sell a legal product."

"For what it's worth, I don't agree with everything in the video. It's wrong
for the NFL to block the ad, but that doesn't mean it's censorship or a
violation of the First Amendment. That occurs when government is prohibiting
a voice from being heard. When a private entity does it, it's just
empty-headed political correctness."

Yes , it's true that it's not technically censorship and /or a violation of
people's First Amendment right to free political speech unless the
government does it. However, this kind of "blacklisting", by influential
national organizations like the NFL,  shunning people whose political views
you disagree with like an Amish apostate,  is suppression of free speech
just as well. Very effective suppression of speech at that, as Alexis De
Tocqueville observed some 187 years ago . Of course, as with everything
else, the Leftists are not opposed to blacklisting when they are the ones
doing it.

As for the Leftists : let them speak. In particular, let the Leftist
politicians tell us who they are, what they really believe and what they
really want to accomplish. Then we'll know enough not to vote for them.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

GUN WATCH: Conversation with an Englishman on Silencers

Interesting. Yes, in England, despite the severe restrictions on gun
ownership, having a silencer mounted on your gun is no more illegal or
controversial than having a muffler on your car there (in fact they call car
mufflers "silencers" in England). In the USA silencers (AKA sound
suppressors)have been strictly regulated as a "gangster" weapon since 1934.
You need a permit from the ATF and must pay a $200 Federal 'transfer tax" in
order to purchase one.

Some US state have recently passed laws to allow hunting with silencers;
however, you still need the federal permit to own and use one. But other
than the bureaucratic hoops you have to jump through to own one legally,
silencers and/or silenced firearms sell for fairly reasonable prices these
day, when compared to many other firearms and firearms accessories on the
market today. In fact more rifles and pistols are being sold with threaded
barrels to accommodate legal silencers for hunting, as states amend their

The woman killed in horror accident when her scarf became trapped in escalator

Looks like those hijabs can be a safety hazard.

Huge boulder in Italy neary destroys farmhouse

Dig the pictures.

TSA Agent Confession

Regardless, the TSA serves three important functions:

1. Security Theater. After 9-11 it was necessary to show people that the
Federal government was doing something material to ensure their safety while
flying on commercial airliners. Even if most of the things the government
was doing didn't really make you safer from a terrorist attack . Let's face
it, number one, the air travel security system pre-9-11 was designed merely
to thwart individual crazy people from hijacking a plane, not well-organized
and determined bands of terrorists. Post 9-11 it still is for the most part.
Number two, lots of people have irrational fears about flying anyway, so
it's often necessary to do things to placate them and allay their fears even
though those things serve no real purpose. In such matters as security and
public relations then, it is often vitally important that people SEE you
doing something.

2. It created new members for the public service unions. When the TSA is
finally unionized, the union dues that TSA employees will have deducted from
their monthly pay will be funneled into campaign donations for Democrat
Party candidates. Also people who  work for the government can generally be
counted on to support the further expansion of government with their votes.
Therefore,  it is highly unlikely that airport security will ever be

3. Flying while white. The TSA shows middle class white people what it is
like to be hassled by the Man. So how do YOU like being treated like a
common criminal...huh?!